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Wycombe Wanderers 2
15th July 2006
Two Matt Bloomfield goals inside the first eight minutes gave new boss Paul Lambert a winning start to his Wycombe career. The new manager used 22 players and included new left-back signing Chris Palmer alongside three trialists and former Wanderers and Celtic favourite Steve Guppy, as Wycombe strolled to a 2-0 win over Conference side Woking.
Lambert used the exercise to run the rule over former £1 million striker Andy Campbell, ex-Torquay centre half James Sharp and Hiberbian midfield man Antonio Murray. He also used 37-year-old Guppy who has been training with Wanderers in the summer.
Bloomfield scored the first on four minutes with a low 25 yard shot, which deceived home keeper Jalal who could only palm the ball into the roof of the net. He doubled his tally four minutes later when he latched onto a pass from skipper-for-the-day Tommy Mooney, before a neat finish into the bottom corner of the net.
Wanderers made nine changes as the break, with only Lewis Christon and Sharp, who switched to left back, remaining on the field. The second half line up also included fromer Wanderer Steve Guppy, currently training with Wycombe, and trialist Andy Campbell, the former Cardiff City striker.
Mike Williamson took the captain's armband off Mooney for the second period and was in the thick of the action straight away, making an excellent block to prevent Sole from turning to shoot inside the area. Bunce fired one over for the home side but the second-half was one of few chances for either side - Tom Cadmore's long range effort from a Guppy corner being the closest Wanderers came to adding to the winning margin.
Final Score - Woking 0 Wycombe 2
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